The Voice of WNY Manufacturing

The BNMA has been a united and focused voice for Western New York Manufactures on important issues vital to our sector. Today our member-driven advocacy efforts help guide the manufacturing agenda both in Washington and Albany creating public policy to help manufacturers compete globally, and grow and prosper locally.

The BNMA advocates on behalf of its members with Local, State and Federal lawmakers throughout the year, educating them on complex issues of importance to the State’s manufacturing sector, ensuring they have the tools and information to make sound policy decisions. The BNMA is a founding member of the Manufacturers Alliance of New York. Through The Alliance’s myriad of services, lobbying efforts, research institute, and political action committee we enable members to engage with lawmakers and build valuable relationships with them. We advance key policy issues through pro-growth, pro-manufacturing legislation. We support pro-manufacturing and pro-growth candidates through the State and Federal election process.

Our voice is strong and consistent: manufacturing is here to stay, and, with your help can grow stronger.

Manufacturer Driven Priorities

Using member surveys, focus groups and interviews we receive direction from our collective manufacturing membership on which issues are most important to them. This sets our priorities and provides a policy roadmap to guide our advocacy efforts in both Albany and Washington.


Manufacturing Alliance of New York (MANY) – founded in 2004 by the Council of Industry and the Manufacturers Association of Central New York, MANY consists of 7 private, non-profit associations supporting more than 1,200 manufacturers in 50 of New York State’s 62 counties.

Manufacturing Industry Political Action Committee (MIPAC) – Through this political action committee manufacturers are able to endorse and support pro-growth, pro-manufacturing candidates for elected office.

National Association of Manufacturers NAM For more than a century the NAM has been the voice of manufacturers – large and small – in Washington D.C. The Council of Industry has been a NAM member and partner for almost as long. Considered one of the most effective advocacy groups in Washington the NAM also leads national workforce development efforts through its Manufacturing Institute and builds community awareness with Facts About Modern Manufacturing.


  • Lobby Day – Organized by MANY each spring during the legislative session and state budget process, manufacturers visit with key legislators and administration officials in Albany to promote a pro-growth, pro-manufacturing agenda.
  • Mfg Summit – Organized by NAM every summer manufacturers visit with key legislators and administration officials in Washington D.C. to promote a pro-growth, pro-manufacturing agenda.
  • Tours and Panels – Throughout the year the Council of Industry connects manufacturers with elected officials through plant tours, panel discussions and local office visits.

Keeping you informed

Changes in legislation and regulations that affect your business can come fast a furious. Through our newsletter and other publications as well as our networks for Human Resource and Environment Health and Safety professionals, the BNMA keeps you informed of these changes and provides compliance tools and best practices as well.

Take action and join us!